It’s important to understand that the grace of God doesn’t simply invite us to follow… it teaches us to follow. Just because Matthew left his past behind and started following didn’t mean he was perfect. Far from it. Even after we decide to follow Jesus, we continue to need his grace for the journey.
– Idleman, Kyle; Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus; Zondervan; copyright 2011; Grand Rapids, MI; Kindle Edition; page 124